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Dodi’s Dad Says U.K. Royals Killed Diana

February 20, 2008 12:05 AM
by findingDulcinea Staff
Mohamed al Fayed, whose son died in a car crash with Princess Diana, described a complex murder plot at the inquest into Diana’s death.

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On Monday, the inquest into Diana’s death saw the man who had fought 10 years for his day in court take the stand. 

But if the U.K. press is anything to go by, many Britons are unimpressed by the legal proceedings that Mohamed al Fayed has brought into being.

Journalist Max Hastings writes that al Fayed’s allegations should have been “laughed into oblivion” a long time ago.

In October, Rachel Johnson of the Times of London wrote, “We are all bored and irritated by the fact that the insatiable grief and limitless funds of one bereaved father can hold a whole country to ransom like this.”

The 75-year-old Egyptian businessman told the court that the British queen’s husband, Prince Philip, spearheaded the plot to kill Diana.

Among the conspirators, according to Fayed, who owns the London department store Harrods, were members of the U.S., British and French intelligence agencies.

One of alleged motives behind the plot is that Prince Phillip didn’t want Diana, who was dating Dodi al Fayed, to have a child to a Muslim man.

Diana and Dodi were killed in a car crash in Paris in August 1997. Investigations by French and British authorities found no evidence of foul play. Their driver’s blood alcohol level was over the legal limit and he was speeding.

Together with a separate police investigation, the inquiries into the princess’s death have so far cost the British public approximately £6 million, or around $12 million.

Headline Link: ‘In Diana Inquest, a Conspiracy Theory with New Twists’

Reaction: Skepticism, ‘sham’ inquest

Biography: The ‘People’s Princess’

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